THE time is right for new or returning netballers to get back into netball in Torquay, with a new Rock Up Netball licensee signing on in the area.

Torquay YMCA will offer a social competition to women in the area, targeted at those new to the sport, returning to netball, or who want to get involved in a less-serious competition.

The competition is run in a more relaxed setting than regular competitions, with no uniforms included and is an affordable option for those not looking to compete seriously.

Nina from Torquay YMCA said she was looking forward to incorporating Rock Up Netball into their community and welcome new people to netball.

Some Rock Up Netball participants have shared their thoughts on taking part:

Bemrose: “My worries of being too rusty, old or unfit didn’t stop me from giving it a go. The vibe of the competition has been great, and I’ve found everyone incredibly friendly and supportive”
Helen: “It’s really nice that people are coming together at different ages, fitness levels and experiences of netball”
Beverley: “I really enjoy Rock Up Netball Social Comp. It’s extremely welcoming and the opportunity to take a break from life’s stresses while getting fitter, meeting new people and having a laugh is great.”
Rock Up Netball is a Netball Victoria program, which was developed in conjunction with VicHealth in October 2015.

Since then, it has been delivered across 90 locations in Victoria, with more than 5,000 participants.

The Torquay competition will start at Torquay Coast Primary School in Stretton Drive on July 19 at 6.30pm.

Team and individual players welcome.

For more information or to sign up to Rock Up Netball, head to rockupnetball.com.au or email Nina at nina.bendon@ymca.org.au.

Written: James Taylor, Surf Coast Times